Many members of the Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society have donated family files or family histories to our collection housed at the Local History and Genealogy Branch of the Washington County Public Library.  

A few major donations have come from the late Jerry B. Devol, the late Owen P. Hawley, the late Clyde Swift, the late Bernice Graham, and our members Elizabeth Stanton Cottle, and Millie Covey Fry, to name just a few.

Many surname files are in the file drawers.  A local collection is frequently the only place a certain piece of information can be found, and it is not "all online."

The library's History and Genealogy branch has a lot of good, sometimes unique, information about Washington County, Ohio!  Please join us in our efforts.  Enjoy the information we put online, yes, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Go to your local library and your county court house.

Washington County Probate Court Online.